UPDATE: On October 6, Lana Gordon was announced as the alternate for Persephone, performing the role twice a week in place of Amber Gray beginning October 11.As rehearsals for the return of Hadestown on Broadway begin today, the full Hadestown company has been named. Hadestown resumes performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre from September 2.André De Shields will reprise his Tony-winning performance as Hermes, joined by fellow Tony-nominated actors Eva Noblezada as Eurydice and Amber Gray as...
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Hadestown is a genre-defying adaptation of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that has journeyed far and wide and is ready to transform the Walter Kerr Theatre into the enticingly seductive underworld. The stage musical began its life in the mind of celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, who would eventually turn her idea into a 2010 folk opera concept album. However, songs from the album were performed in her native state of Vermont several times back in 2006 and 2007 as a kind of "D.I.Y. theatre project," as the singer herself described it.
Its current form began to take shape after Mitchell approached Tony Award-nominated director Rachel Chavkin in 2012 following a visit to Chavkin's ground-breaking production of immersive musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Together the pair co-developed the stage musical with Mitchell adding 15 new songs and additional dialogue to fill the gaps in the story line and allow deeper characterizations.
Finally, Hadestown was ready to stage its world premiere in May 2016, courtesy of Off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop, and huge critical acclaim and audience reactions meant the run was extended to the end of July 2016. The production was also rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination in the category of "Outstanding Musical" in 2017, along with no less than seven Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
Hadestown's journey to Broadway would take two important detours with a Canadian premiere at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre in November 2017, followed by a UK premiere at London's National Theatre from November 2018 through to January 2019. And it was during its acclaimed run in London that a Broadway transfer was officially confirmed, beginning performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre on March 22, 2019, ahead of an official opening on April 17.
The original Broadway cast of Hadestown starred Reeve Carney (as Orpheus), André De Shields (as Hermes), Amber Gray (as Persephone), Eva Noblezada (as Eurydice), and Patrick Page (as Hades), with Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad (as The Fates).
This "Road to Hell" may have been a long and winding one that has taken Mitchell and Chavkin over a decade to walk, but we're sure you'll agree that the theatrical outcome is heavenly!
(Photos by Matthew Murphy)
Hadestown follows songwriter Orpheus and his mythical quest to overcome Hades and regain the favor of his one true love, Eurydice. Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s mesmerizing melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear in this genre-defying new work that blends modern American folk music with vintage New Orleans jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
March 22nd, 2019
September 2nd, 2021
July 3rd, 2022
March 22nd, 2019
Walter Kerr Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Producer: Mara Isaacs, Dale Franzen, Hunter Arnold, and Tom Kirdahy
Cast list: André De Shields, Eva Noblezada, Amber Gray, Reeve Carney, Tom Hewitt (to October 31), Patrick Page (from November 2), Jewelle Blackman, Jessie Shelton, Mariand Torres, Anthony Chatmon II, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Trent Saunders, Kim Steele, Malcolm Armwood, Adam Hyndman, Tara Jackson, Yael “YaYa” Reich, T. Oliver Reid, and Khaila Wilcoxon.
Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting: Bradley King
Costume: Michael Krass
Choreography: David Neumann
Sound: Nevin Steinberg & Jessica Paz
Other info: Music Direction & Vocal Arrangements by Liam Robinson, Arrangements & Orchestrations by Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose, and Dramaturgy by Ken Cerniglia
Latest Hadestown on Broadway News & Features
The eight-time Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown will reopen at the Walter Kerr Theatre this fall. Hadestown performances will resume from September 2, making it the first Broadway musical to reopen since theatres closed over a year ago. Find out more about Hadestown tickets on Broadway here.Hadestown producers said of the musical's reopening: ""For the past 15 months, 'spring will come again,' has become our mantra. Anaïs Mitchell's elegant lyric has gotten us through a year of profound...
Last year's Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical' Hadestown offcially opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on April 17, 2019. To mark its 1-year anniversary on the Great White Way, the fan favorite show is celebrating online with a free living room live stream event. Tune in to the official Facebook and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hadestown/?hl=en" target="_blank"Instagram pages of Hadestown from 6:30pm (ET) tonight to join Tony Award-winning writer, composer & lyricist Anaïs Mitchell and...
The New York Theatre Guide congratulates the Broadway premiere of Hadestown, which was triumphant at The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night, taking home the Grammy for 'Best Musical Theater Album.'Grammys went to the show's composer and lyricist (and producer) Anaïs Mitchell, as well as principal soloists Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page, and cast recording producers Mara Isaacs, David Lai, and Todd...
It's been a long and winding "Road to Hell" (or Broadway, in this case), but the wait was worth it. Anaïs Mitchell's celebrated folk opera Hadestown is the most acclaimed production of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, earning 14 Tony Award nominations.Born in Mitchell's home state of Vermont in 2006 as a "D.I.Y. theatre project", a concept album was born in 2010. Shortly after, Mitchell and Broadway director Rachel Chavkin co-developed the Hadestown musical. Following its Off-Broadway premiere at...
Producers of the Broadway premiere of singer-songwriter AnaÃ¯s Mitchell's celebrated folk opera Hadestown have now released official Broadway production photos, featuring cast members Reeve Carney (as Orpheus), 2-time Tony Award nominee AndrÃ© De Shields (as Hermes), Amber Gray (as Persephone), Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada (as Eurydice), and Patrick Page (as Hades), alongside Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad (as The Fates), whilst the chorus...